Originally Posted by coyote1
thanks for the reply...
weel...finnally got the nerves to go to the doctor. he did a flexible Sigmoscopy also...and did not find anything wrong. he said that my stools are thin and soft or loose because of a Irritable colon...wish I think means Irritable Bowel Syndrome...which is not serious. he checked 3/4 of my colon.
he just told me it was a good idea to do the test again every 5 years.
I told the doctor I get scared during any procedure so he decided to go Heavy on the sedatives...I just went to sleep.
By reading a lot of these boards ive realized a lot of people are scared like me of the colonscopy and sigmoscopy test,....well just tell the doc to give you plenty of sedatives....and believe me it will knocked you out and you wake up when its over.
Are you sure you don't mean colonoscopy... it is very unlikely that a doctor visualized 3/4 of your colon with a sigmoidoscope. They call it a sigmoidoscope because it is limited to scoping the sigmoid region of your colon... which is towards the end closest to your anus. It does NOT visualize your descending colon, transverse colon, ascending colon, or cecum. Only a colonoscopy does that. You mention that they sedated you up pretty good, which they typically can't/don't do for a sigmoidoscopy. So, I'm guessing that it's probably a colonoscopy.
I'm glad everything worked out ok. IBS can usually be managed by medication and diet. Good Luck!